Flu vaccine and the risk of coronavirus infection

Here’s a very interesting paper:

“Positive association between COVID-19 deaths and influenza vaccination rates in elderly people worldwide.”

The researchers wanted to see if flu vaccination affected the risk of getting COVID19 or not.

They conclude:

“The results showed a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and IVR of people ≥65 years-old. There is a significant increase in COVID-19 deaths from eastern to western regions in the world. Further exploration is needed to explain these findings, and additional work on this line of research may lead to prevention of deaths associated with COVID-19.”

IVR stands for “influenza vaccination rate.”

In other words, flu vaccination increases your risk of getting the coronavirus!

We have known this for a little while, but this is another nail in the coffin!

The medical community strongly advises the population to get a flu shot to help combat the epidemic of this coronavirus.

Honestly, I never made any sense to me.

It is two different types of viruses.

So not now the flu shot works for all viruses?

Concerningly, the latest research shows that getting the flu vaccine increases the risk of getting the coronavirus by 36%!!!

Here’s the first link:

“Influenza Vaccination and Respiratory Virus Interference Among Department of Defense Personnel During the 2017-2018 Influenza Season


And you can find more information here:

“Flu Vaccine Increases Coronavirus Risk 36% Says Military Study”

“Examining non-influenza viruses specifically, the odds of both coronavirus and human metapneumovirus in vaccinated individuals were significantly higher when compared to unvaccinated individuals (OR = 1.36 and 1.51, respectively) (Table 5).”

Paraphrasing, the study highlights the value of the human body’s ability to fight against viruses. Apparently, by contracting influenza, the body naturally “may reduce the risk of non-influenza respiratory viruses…”

“While influenza vaccination offers protection against influenza, natural influenza infection may reduce the risk of non-influenza respiratory viruses by providing temporary, non-specific immunity against these viruses. On the other hand, recently published studies have described the phenomenon of vaccine-associated virus interference; that is, vaccinated individuals may be at increased risk for other respiratory viruses because they do not receive the non-specific immunity associated with natural infection.”

Like I blogged about before, the flu shot is known to actually suppress your immune system.

As I posted last week, follow this link to know what you need to do to prevent this virus to affect you

God bless y’all 😊

Dr. Serge

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